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Some of the comments from our guest book

Having been welcoming guests to En La Marre Farmhouse Holiday Apartments for more than 25 years, we have received literally hundreds of wonderful end-of-stay reviews and appreciate every single one.

Here is just a small selection. Scroll down to read the full reviews.

Our twentieth visit, we have found that we are “hooked” and nowhere else seems quite so appealing. Chris and Judith are wonderful hosts who make you feel so welcome and encourage a “houseparty” feel to the place. For non-party beings we have thoroughly enjoyed the barbeques and alfresco meals, and getting to know some of our fellow guests. Be warned – you may never want to go anywhere else again!

Chris and Penny Erban, UK

A wonderfully relaxing fortnight. The apartment is lovely, the company good, and Burgundy is marvellous. Do have a day at George Duboeuf’s Hameau de Vin in the Beaujolais – instructive, entertaining and lots of wine to taste. One of our best holidays ever- I am sure we will be back.

Jo and Paddy Johnstone, Lincolnshire, UK

We have had the most wonderful week – weather too, in this lovely tranquil setting. Our hosts Judith and Chris made us feel so welcome. We have enjoyed exploring all the areas around, sampling the restaurants and of course sampling the wine. We are coming back next year for another helping of the good life.

Sarah and Ivan Cox, Northamptonshire, UK

What a wonderful introduction to our first visit to Burgundy. After a long journey from Ottawa, we were warmly received by Chris and Judith with a glass of red wine. Like others before us we have found En La Marre to be an ideal location to discover and explore the wine villages of the region. We plan to return!

Annette Bourgeois and George Plant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

There is no rat-race to be found in Burgundy and it is trying to teach us how to slow down and enjoy its fabulous culture and history. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at En La Marre and our proper initiation into French wine – we have learnt a lot, assisted by Chris and Judith’s hospitality and tips on where to go.

Clair and Bruce Whitehead, Melbourne, Australia

Too busy getting lost and unlost in so many wonderful small towns to get around to writing a sensible note here. Our hosts, Judith and Christopher, were warm, helpful and friendly and also very polite about tolerating my attempts on my trumpet. Good sports indeed.

Dave and Donna Elliott Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

We had a wonderful stay at En La Marre with Christopher and Judith as our wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the markets, fresh cheeses, saucisson and pate and enjoyed cooking Burgundian food in our “gite”. The recommendations in the green book were great.

Lori and Andy Mazor, NYC, USA

Wir hatten 10 sehr schoene Tage hier im Burgund mit sehr viel unerwarteter Sonne und angenehmen Temperaturen. Wir emphehlen die Region allen, die gerne Klettern! Wir kommen gerne wieder….

Michael & Denise

Wir hatten eine wunderschoene Zeit in Burgund und hier im Taubenschlag! Es war super hier, wir haben uns so richtig wohl gefuehlt und reisen heute mit den schoensten Erinnerungen ab, nicht ohne schon an den naechsten Urlaub in En La Marre zu denken. Just one more word: PERFECT!

Eilert u. Holger, Wiesbaden u. Mannheim

Once again, Chris and Judith, thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing week. Not much achieved but that is the sign of a good holiday in the knowledge that you will return to visit or re-visit the important or interesting places in the near vicinity. A meal at Pierre & Jean in Chagny was a delight – Chris and Judith can tell you more details. Enjoy and relax.

Andy & Wendy Price, Eastbourne, U.K

Wir haben 2 Wochen in dem schoenen Taubenschlag gebucht und sind sehr, sehr gluecklich ueber unsere wundervolle Unterkunft. Vor allem ist dieser mit sehr viel Liebe und Charme eingerichtet, man fuehlt sich einfach pudelwohl. Nochmals vielen lieben Dank fuer die sehr liebe Gastfreundschaft.

Danny & Kerstin aus Nuernberg

Wieder einmal 4 wondervolle Wochen in dieser tollen, superschoenen Umgebung und bei dieser wunderbaren Gastgebern. Wir freuen uns auf September 2012. Alles Liebe!

Birgit, Jochen and the Rabbit! from Hannover

Nous avons passe un agreeable sejour. Quel merveilleux petit coin de campagne bourguignon, au milieu de la nature et des vaches. La ferme En La Marre est magnifique, la piscine delicieuse et les proprietaires tellement acceuillants. Nous avons particulierement apprecie les barbeques du jeudi. Merci beaucoup et bientot.

Amelie et Cedric, Paris

We spent a wonderful and relaxing week at En La Marre at the very end of the season. Pinot Noir was the most perfect apartment for us. It is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with a wonderful library. A lot of ‘tender loving care’ has gone into creating this rural get-away! Sitting on the terrace with the only sound being from the Charolais cows in the adjacent field is sublime.

Total tranquility! Judith and Christopher are wonderful, experienced and knowledgeable hosts who are always there for a chat, local advice or a shared glass or two but never intrude. Morning visits from gorgeous Muffin the dog were a treat. We viewed all the other apartments which are all individual and very charming. Great location for exploring the delights of Burgundy but also a great place just to be! Would love to return one day.

Christine and Graham Pears

We stayed in the Pinot Noir suite at En La Marre in each of the past two years, and enjoyed the experience immensely.  The facilities are quiet and comfortable with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. They also provide a great base from which to explore this lovely part of France, one that boasts exceptional food and wine. Our hosts, Chris and Judith, were happy to help with local advice and guidance, and dinner reservations if you wished.

On our second trip we returned with several friends, and booked the entire property.  It worked beautifully for hosting our group, and everyone had a good time with people heading out separately during the day, and coming back together in the evening.  We liked the area so much that we’ve now bought a place of our own in a nearby village.  We encourage anyone with an interest in France to visit Burgundy, and En La Marre.

Peter Altridge

We had the most wonderful week at En La Marre, July 18-25, 2015. Chris and Judith are extremely friendly and accommodating hosts. The weather was beautiful, the Burgundian countryside was stunning, but the highlight of our week was the visiting and sharing food and wine during the pleasant evenings with our fellow guests. The property is very lovely with terrific accommodation, a relaxing pool area and oh so quiet country living. We can’t wait to return!

Brad and Valerie

This is our first visit to Burgundy and we have loved it! We got to participate in Chris’s birthday with their friends Ark & Sally. We’ve done some touristing and also just a lot of nesting, walking and biking. We’ve gone out for lunch most days. Our favourite place was Double Sens in Beaune, excellent fish and boeuf bourguignon; le Petit Kir in St. Leger was also great. We hope to come back some day and are most happy we came.

Thanks! Mohan & Edith, Arizona, USA

Wow what a great place is this! We have stayed at several locations in Bourgogne, this one is really wonderful. Peaceful and quiet with really great hosts. Excellent to travel the region and taste the good wines. We would love to come again, a bit longer next time.

Henk & Nicolien, the Netherlands

We have really enjoyed our stay at En La Marre. You have a beautiful place in the French countryside. We loved it very much. Thank you for your company and always friendly comments about the Dutch. Hope we will meet again. With love and regards.

Bianca and Harry

We have enjoyed a wonderful two weeks at En La Marre, both in Pinot Blanc and the gorgeous Pigeonnier. You have truly created a lovely holiday hideaway in gorgeous Burgundy. Hopefully our livers will in time recover; if not we can be made into foie gras ‘cos we’ve eaten our fair share. You have been fabulous (ly mad) hosts and we will recommend En La Marre to everyone back in London. Lovely gites, pool, GAS cooking, fantastic environment, a host who will tow your car out of a ditch – what more can you wish for? We are sad to leave and hope to be back soon.

Richard and Eva, London